The Brighouse & Rastrick Band have recently been lucky to have recorded two singles with the well-established, experienced vocalist Liza Pulman.
Liza has enjoyed an extensive and varied career encompassing a broad spectrum of music, comedy and theatre. After training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she joined the Glyndebourne Opera, enjoying principle roles in many of the globally renowned company’s leading productions. From Glyndebourne she guested with the D’Oyly Carte and Carl Rosa companies playing the leads in operettas by Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan. She is currently touring UK theatres with “Joseph Atkins and The Stardust Ensemble”, in her tribute to the movies “The Songs Of Hollywood”. Following a triumphant show at London’s Cadogan Hall in the spring, she returned to London in the autumn for three sell-out shows at the wonderful Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel in London’s Piccadilly.
On her partnership with B&R, Liza commented, “As my actress mother, Barbara Young, is a Brighouse girl born and bred, she instilled in me the love of a brass band from birth and, of course, in particular to the sounds of her home-town, heart-warming and emotion-stirring Brighouse and Rastrick.”
“With the tragic decline of industry in our beautiful country over the last 4 decades, many of these bands have disappeared from sight and from sound, but the Brighouse and Rastrick have survived, playing their music to the very highest of standards and giving us goose-bumps as they do. To have had the privilege of recording two of my favourite songs from my recent show Liza Sings Streisand in the company of such an historic and brilliant organisation has been an experience I shall never forget.”
The partnership recorded twice together in Brighouse and Manchester, instantly hitting off as a perfect combination. The Band expertly accompanied Liza on two of Barbara Streisand’s best hits, “The Way We Were” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.
The Brighouse & Rastrick Band are hoping for more collaborations with Liza in the near future.